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J. B. Poindexter & Co. Inc. (JBPCO) announced the acquisition of Reading Truck Body, manufacturers of vocational work truck bodies. Reading Truck Body includes a manufacturing plant in Reading, Pa., as well as five company-owned installation facilities operating as Reading Equipment & Distribution, LLC. It will operate as an independent business unit within JBPCO, led by current chief executive officer Brian Nadel and his management team.
“We are excited to join the JBPCO family and share the benefits of being part of a larger organization with our valued customers, employees and partners,” Nadel said. “Reading Truck Body has enjoyed a long-time collaboration with LLR Partners, GoldPoint Partners and our other shareholders, and is now ready to take the next step in its development. Enhanced by the resources and industry expertise of JBPCO, Reading will continue its mission of the last 60 years to deliver high quality work truck bodies specialized to meet the vocational needs of our customers. JBPCO is very supportive of our long-term strategic growth plan which includes expansion into new geographic markets and development of new, innovative products.”
“The Reading brand is well established in the market as a leader in product quality and innovation. It is a natural fit with our portfolio of outstanding commercial vehicles,” said John Poindexter, chief executive officer and founder of JBPCO. “Reading’s work is the benchmark by which truck bodies and equipment services are measured today. We look forward to supporting the Company’s continued strong growth and its commitment to improving the safety and productivity of customers’ field personnel.”